What Do Breast Cancer and House Fires Have in Common? (Giveaway)

The answer: Both are killers. And for both, early detection is key.


  • Eight Canadians die every week from fires, with residential fires accounting for 73 per cent of these fatalities. Sadly, many of these deaths could be prevented with proper placement and replacement of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of house fires in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Other common causes include electrical equipment, smoking and candles.

Canada’s most trusted home safety brand, First Alert, has developed a new line of pink ribbon fire safety products. For each product sold, First Alert will donate $1 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ontario Fire Statistics (Statistics are from the Office of the Fire Marshall, Ontario)

  • On average, Ontario has 96 fire deaths per year and 840 injuries caused by fire
  • Cooking is the number one cause of fire injury in Ontario
  • Other common causes of Ontario fires are cigarettes, candles and electrical equipment
  • On average, 71 per cent of structures lost in Ontario fires are residential

Very scary facts!

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20 Responses to What Do Breast Cancer and House Fires Have in Common? (Giveaway)

  1. Skees says:

    We have 5 smoke detectors and one CO detector.

  2. Menzies says:

    we have 2 smoke detectors and one CO detector in the house (small house)

  3. D.Calvert says:

    We have 3 smoke dectectors and 2 co detectors!

    calvert0 at telus dot net

  4. Sweet Panda says:

    I have two smoke detector and 1 CO detector at home

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  5. Glogirl says:

    We have 2 smoke detectors in our home.

  6. Samorjj says:

    We have a monitored ssmoke detector and one CO2 detector.

  7. 409cope says:

    We have three smoke detecors in our home.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. ksceviour says:

    We have 2 smoke detectors and no co detectors..
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  9. Jennifer says:

    we have 5 smoke detectors

  10. Tinatchick says:

    We have 2 smoke detctors and 1 CO detector

  11. I have 3 smoke detectors(one on each level) and no CO2 monitors(we have electric heat)

  12. edmontonjb says:

    We have two smoke detectors and one CO2 detector.

  13. bigdisneyfan says:

    We have 3 combo sets.

  14. We currently have two smoke detectors. I need to get a CO detector.

  15. We have 3 smoe detectors and 2 co detectors

  16. Anne-Marie T says:

    We have 3. Kitchen , hallway CO detector) and downstairs.

    amt (at)telus (dot)net

  17. Jenn Spencer says:

    We have 2 smoke detectors and one CO detector!

    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows

  18. flowerchild says:

    We have 2 smoke detectors in our home

  19. Bidchka says:

    We have a total of 6 in our home.

  20. Bree says:

    We have 2 smoke detectors and 2 CO detectors in our home

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